Employment Region Dashboards and Profiles
Jobs and Skills Australia has developed a range of resources which provide insights about employment conditions and the labour market in areas across Australia.
- Monthly Labour Market Dashboards
- Industry Profiles
- Recruitment Trends and Employer Needs Profiles
Monthly Labour Market Dashboard
Latest release date - November 2022
Next release date - December 2022
The monthly labour market dashboards combine a range of data sources from Jobs and Skills Australia, the Department of Social Services (DSS) and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) for 51 Employment Regions. National, state and territory dashboards are also provided.
The dashboards include information on:
- Key labour market indicators
- 5-year employment time series
- 5-year unemployment rate (%) time series
- Largest employing industries in a region
- Department of Social Services job seeker income support payments
- Local Government Area unemployment rates
- Number of internet job advertisements
- Occupations in demand in a region
Note: due to the cessation of jobactive and the commencement of Workforce Australia, caseload data is temporarily unavailable. Department of Social Services (DSS) job seeker income support payments have been included instead from the September 2022 dashboard release onwards. For more information about the DSS data included in the dashboards refer to the Labour Market Dashboard – data sources and quality document in the 'About the data' section below.
Please also note that the ABS has re-introduced trend estimates. As such, the ‘employed persons’ and ‘unemployment rate’ charts for Australia, the states and territories now use trend data.
The dashboards incorporate data from the following sources:
- ABS Labour Force Survey
- Internet Vacancy Index (IVI)
- DSS JobSeeker Payment and Youth Allowance recipients
- Small Area Labour Markets (SALM)
Latest release – November 2022
Next release – April 2023
The industry profiles explore employment trends in 51 Employment Regions and how they have changed over the past 10 years. They also examine the gender and age distribution of the workforce for each region.
Note: national, state and territory industry profiles will now also be available from the November 2022 release onwards.
A national overview is also available. This paper provides insights into: structural change; the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on employment, hours worked and job vacancies; and provides the latest JSA industry employment projections over the five years to November 2026.
Recruitment Trends and Employers' Needs Profiles
Latest release – November 2022
Next release – June 2023
These profiles provide an update on recruitment activity for each of the 51 Employment Regions and the states and territories.
The profiles show:
- Trends in the Internet Vacancy Index
- The top 10 advertised jobs
- The top 10 most requested skills in job ads
- Data from the Recruitment Experiences and Outlook Survey showing
- the proportion of employers recruiting
- difficulty in recruiting
- reasons for recruitment (new positions or to replace staff)
- staffing outlook
- methods employers used to advertise their positions.
About the data
The following documents explain the data sources used and provide advice on how to interpret the data: